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Why did Myco trailers come with LT tires?

Old 05-11-2020, 04:18 PM
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I have a custom Myco 12,000 lb. tandem trailer under my 2005 Fountain 35 Lightning and it came with the Goodyear Wrangler HT LT235/85r/16 tires. The original tires were on the trailer when I bought it 6 years ago and every season I have had it inspected and serviced (at various trailer/tire shops) and subsequently been advised the tires did not need replacement. I trailer about 1,000 miles per season with no in incidence. These tires are now 15 years old and still hold full tire pressure even after winter storage with the boat ikept on the trailer. I am changing them this spring and have been reading that the ST tires are better for trailering. However I have had such good luck with the LTs that Im leaning on replacing them with the same tire. Was there a reason why Myco originally put LTs on instead of ST tires? In my case they have worked very well.
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if it ain't broke dont fix it, I just bought 8 Firestone LT's for my trailer

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My Myco is a 2001 and has the Wrangler HT's as well. They look perfect w/no cracking but they are too old and it's getting new load range E Firestones

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Stick with the LT,s
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Id run LTs over STs any day. Look how well they lasted you, you wont find anyone saying the same about STs. The only trailer tire Id run on that if you really wanted, would be the Sailun 637. G-load tire, had them on a heavy race car trailer, theyre beasts.
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ST tires have come a LONG way in the last 10-15 years. But I'd still take an LT tire on a 16" rim if given the opportunity.
My Myco had Wrangler HTs on it when I bought it, a few years used. I replaced them with the in 2012 or so exact same, and they were on there when I sold it in 2016.

If you are stuck with 15" wheels because of the trailer configuration, you pretty much have to go with an ST tire.
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LTs do better, and I get them balanced as well. They wear even
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You guys are nuts to let tires go as long as you do.
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You guys are nuts to let tires go as long as you do.
I know, but the tire shop(s) insisted my tires were OK, and they have been (I had to have annual provincial inspections due to the weight rating). These Goodyear LTs have performed much better than the 15 ST tires (Various brands over time) I had in my previous Eagle trailer (different boat) which would be shot after 5 years or sometimes sooner, where I had about 4 blowout/flats while towing over the 13 years of owning the Eagle trailer. However, I will be replacing my 15 year old Goodyear Wrangler HT (LT235/85r-16) with new LTs. Im thinking about staying with the Goodyear tires but wonder if some of the other brands are just as good or better?
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On our newest trailer, I started going with 17.5" HD commercial wheels and will never have a trailer without them. The tires are J rated/ 18 ply and rated for 6,005lbs each. Even at that and being stored indoors, I will still replace them every 5 years or so. Just isn't worth the potential downtime on the side of the road, even with the tools and spare parts.
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